Lunchbreak: Chef Rachel Davis makes latkes

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Chef Rachel Davis

Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen

Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen located at 1164 E 55th Street in Hyde Park. 773-891-0429

There is also a location in Chicago Heights – 200 Dixie Highway. 708-754-6400


10 medium Idaho potatoes, peeled
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 egg
1/3 cup flour + extra for coating before frying
2-4 cups vegetable oil

Boil potatoes for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Let potatoes cool. Heat oil in frying pan on med heat, oil should be about 1/2 inch high. Shred potatoes.  In a mixing bowl add shredded potatoes, seasonings and egg and 1/3 cup flour. Form patties about 3 inches in diameter. Dust with flour. Place in oil for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

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